Show & Tell Advisory Time

This year we have been using some Advisory Time to do Show & Tell–what a great time!

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Alice @ Wonderland

The Kreicker-Jones Advisory was well-represented in the fall play–huzzah!

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It’s official–Billy Mills was @ BMMS!

The Lawrence School Board and community decided to change the name of South Middle School to Billy Mills Middle School last year.  This morning, Mr. Mills came to our school to talk about his life–including the triumphs over adversity and his success as a gold medal winner in the 1964 Olympics.  His story is very inspiring, and so is Billy Mills.  You can learn more about the mural that is being painted in our school’s cafeteria to honor Billy Mills in this powerpoint:  https://goo.gl/RYcX5o

Here are some photos from the event–special shout out to our student, Fatima, who was part of the presentation committee!!!!

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Visit to the Busby Nature Preserve

 

Special thanks to Anna and Bill Busby for taking on a very thorough tour of their beautiful and peaceful land to collect all kinds of seeds and special treasures.  Outdoor school every day would be awesome!

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USD497 Superintendent Dr. Lewis Subs for our class!

Dr. Kreicker won this “prize” at the Fall LEA Mixer–Dr. Lewis subbed for her.  The lesson plan was the students each wrote resumes and then shared them with Dr. Lewis as they participated in a mock interview.  Thank you Dr. Lewis!

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Little House on the Prairie

We are reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder classic with the 7th grade–so why not visit the house on the prairie outside Independence, Kansas.  We also drove  20 minutes into the Cherokee Nation to see how where the First Nations people are living today.  This unit has been a very good way to discuss issues of discrimination throughout history.

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Field Trip to Topeka–Learning about Kansas History

Some of our classes are reading the classic book and tv show,  Little House on the Prairie. The Kansas History Museum has excellent exhibit on the early days of Kansas where we could examine lots of cool artifacts.  And…we also had time to stop in for a meal at the classic Topeka eatery, Bobo’s!

Here are some photos from our adventure:

 

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